March 2022 Update: In accordance with current guidelines from the Oregon Health Authority, we continue to implement the following policies in our clinic with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic:
1) All staff, patients, and visitors to the clinic must wear masks while in the clinic. Those with current symptoms of COVID-19 or recent exposure to someone known or suspected to have COVID-19 will be asked to reschedule non-emergency eye care.
2) As has always been our procedure, instrument contact surfaces are sanitized between each patient encounter. In addition, exam chairs are sanitized between patients. Waiting room chairs, doorknobs, and office countertops are sanitized at regular intervals.
3) When possible, patients are escorted directly to a clean exam room with all appropriate precautions. We are making every effort to avoid having patients wait in reception areas and are requesting that patients limit the number of family members and friends accompanying them to appointments when possible.
We appreciate your understanding as we seek to comply with Oregon Health Authority regulations and work to limit the risk of COVID-19 to our patients and community.